Veterans Day 2023 Parades, Events and More (Nationwide)

Communities across the country pull out all the stops to honor their veterans through a variety of programs and events. Check out the list below to find out how and where you can celebrate Veterans Day in 2023. Events are in-person unless otherwise noted.

Celebrate Veterans Day by attending an event near you.

2023 Veterans Day Events

Alabama

In Mobile, the Veterans Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Mobile Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Drive. Mobile Veterans Day Parade details

Arizona

In Phoenix, “Never Forget. Forever Honor” is the theme for the Veterans Day Parade set for Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phoenix Veterans Day Parade details

In Prescott, the 2023 Veterans Day Parade will be held downtown on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Opening ceremonies will take place at 10:30am on the stage at the intersection of Cortez St. and Union St., with the parade beginning at 11 a.m. This year’s parade theme is Honoring Our Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans … A New Generation of Warriors. Prescott, Arizona, Veterans Day Parade details

Arkansas

In Fort Smith, the 2023 Veterans Day Parade & Celebration will be held at Chaffee Crossing Historic District, 7313 Terry Street, on Saturday, November 11, 2023, starting at noon. The free event includes food trucks, kids’ areas, and charity drives.

Florida

In Orlando, the 2023 Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2023, begins with an opening ceremony on Orange Avenue near Central Boulevard. Robinson Street and Orange Avenue will be the starting point of the parade, which will then proceed to Central Boulevard, Rosalind Avenue, and Robinson Street. Orlando Veterans Day Parade details.

The Tampa Veterans’ Day Parade, one of the largest parades honoring veterans in Florida, will be Saturday, November 11, 2023, starting at 10 a.m. Tampa Veterans Day Parade details.

Maryland

The Baltimore City Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2023. The parade will step off at noon from the Washington Monument, located at the intersection of Charles Street and Centre Street.

New York

The nation’s largest Veterans Day event, the New York City Veterans Day Parade hosted by the United War Veterans Council, returns for its 104thd year on Saturday, Nov 11, 2023, with nearly 20,000 participants from across the U.S. marching up Fifth Avenue. The event, which will take place rain or shine from 9:30 am. To 12:30 p.m., will proceed on its traditional route, stepping off at 26th Street and Fifth Avenue and going north on Fifth Avenue. The event will be livestreamed on WABC-TV and here on Military.com. New York City Veterans Day Parade details.

In Lake George, the annual Field of Flags salute to veterans begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov 11, 2023, at the Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street. Over 8,000 American flags will be placed on the front lawn, each representing a veteran. Lake George, New York, Veterans Day Parade details.

Tennessee

The American Legion Post 2 hosts the 98th Knoxville’s Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 10, 2023. Starting at 10:40 a.m., the parade will commence from the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum at 500 Howard Baker Jr Ave.

Texas

In Fort Worth, “Saluting TCU Warriors” is the theme of the 2023 Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade set to step off on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 11 a.m. Participants will form up in the Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion parking lot, march down North Forest Park Blvd. along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, and return. For Worth Veterans Day Parade details.

In Taylor County, the 2023 Big Country Veterans Day Parade is set for Saturday, November 4, 2023, starting at 11 a.m.

Washington state

In Auburn, the 58th Annual Veterans Parade & Observance takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023, along Main Street. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Parade since 1965. Now in its 58th year, the parade has grown into one of the largest parades of its kind in the United States of America. Auburn, Washington, Veterans Day Parade details.

Washington, D.C., and Environs

Arlington, Virginia: National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery

The 70th annual National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Attendance at the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns will be limited to official participants only. The wreath-laying will be followed by an observance program in the Memorial Amphitheater. Seating for this portion of the observance program will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery details

Korean War Veterans Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., hosts a Veterans Day Ceremony & Wreath Presentation from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, to honor all veterans who served in the Korean War. For details, Korean War Veterans Memorial Veterans Day Ceremony details

Vietnam Veterans Memorial: 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, November 11, 2023, will mark the 30th anniversary of the commemoration of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. The master of ceremonies will be Maj. General Sharon Bannister, USAF (Ret.). Vietnam Veterans Memorial Veterans Day Observance details. You can also learn more at the VVMF Facebook page and at VVMF.org.

World War II Memorial

Commemorate Veterans Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., and pay tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the U.S. Armed Forces during WWII. Veterans of that conflict will place wreaths at the Memorial’s Freedom Wall to remember their fallen brothers and sisters. World War II Memorial Veterans Day observance details

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